Fairly small, slim, long-tailed hornbill. Note the red bill, dark eye with a ring of black skin, and heavily spotted back. White patches on the wing and outer tail are conspicuous in flight. Found in savanna and woodland. Call is a series of clucks that starts with single notes, then becomes louder and more emphatic, with doubled notes. Similar to Northern Red-billed Hornbill, but separated by the black rather than pale bare skin around the eye.